Best-kept secret at Mount Hood
Lake Harriet, near Timothy Lake and Mount Hood, is a 22-acre reservoir that stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and cutthroat and brown trout can also be caught here, making it an angler’s paradise.
A 10-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide some shade.
The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and canoeing. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Lake Harriet details
Lake Harriet is open year-round; the campground is open from late May until early mid-September. There is a $5 day-use fee; for camping, reservations and a small fee are required. Camping reservations: Call 877-444-6777 or reserve space online using the National Recreation Reservation Service.
From Portland, take Highway 224.
Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630.
Watch for signs to Lake Harriet.